You may recall that not so very long ago we brought you news of Harry Redknapp’s big return to football after the former Tottenham and QPR boss accepted a role on the director’s board at non-league Wimborne Town FC.
Now, just a few days shy of a fortnight later, it’s being reported that Wimborne are perilously close to being liquidated due to unpaid debts of £110,000.
This from the Bournemouth Daily Echo:
New chairperson Paula Henley has issued a cry for help to save Wimborne Town after due diligence uncovered debts of approximately £110,000.
Henley revealed monthly losses of between £6,000 and £8,000 with manager Simon Browne’s £1,000-per-week playing budget set to be completely axed within a fortnight. The club has also made redundant a full-time member of staff.
The brutal truth was laid bare at Monday night’s emergency fans’ forum at Cuthbury with Henley launching a plea for volunteers to muck in to reduce monthly overheads of £16,000.
Hell of a coincidence, that’s all we’re saying.